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The Émergences Biennial

By 29 September 2020April 20th, 2022Unclassified
Since 2010, the Émergences Biennal and its jury, composed of design and contemporary art professionals, journalists and specialists in the circular economy, selects players in the design and craft sector and takes a forward-looking look at the place of know-how in the field of contemporary creation. This 6th edition of the Biennial adopts a new format. It will take place from October 8 to 11 at Centre National de la Danse in Pantin, where it offers a central exhibition designed around the theme « Ressources ».

La Compagnie du Verre, selected, took up the challenge of this theme by drawing its inspiration from the family tree of its craftsman, Thomas Arnal, where we find Gaston Arnal, a cabinetmaker from the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, who designed and made, about 100 years ago, a piece of furniture for his graduation competition at the Ecole Boulle. Thomas, who inherited the piece of furniture that had suffered a little from the ravages of time, decided to give it a new lease on life: it is therefore a resource that he draws from, with an eco-responsible spirit of “sustainability”.

To remain in phase with the history of the furniture and to keep its original spirit, Thomas Arnal chose to keep the patterns, but replacing some of its elements with his favorite material, glass, to which he obviously applies the techniques of his trade: UV gluing, shaping, engraving and splitting.
*Free admission upon reservation : / Centre National de la Danse, October 8 to 11, 2020; 1, rue Victor Hugo, 93500 Pantin / Sketch by Alizé Arnal
Gastion La Compagnie du Verre Biennale Emergences 2
Gastion La Compagnie du Verre Biennale Emergences 1

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